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Halo Infinity
12-01-2011, 12:27 AM
I recall seeing a lot of Seinfeld fans here. Do you think that the show has aged well? I certainly have, but I actually preferred Seinfeld with Larry David on board. I still loved seasons 8 and 9 though.

@marodi (http://www.echoingthesound.org/community/member.php?u=125) @Deepvoid (http://www.echoingthesound.org/community/member.php?u=676) @Pillfred (http://www.echoingthesound.org/community/member.php?u=393) - I made this a while back as you can see. I always thought that threads on cancelled shows would either die instantly or get some shit, but from the looks of it, Seinfeld was one of those cancelled shows that do well as threads in just about any forum including this one. I was amazed at how many times the old Seinfeld thread got bumped in the old ETS too. Anyway, I've noticed that you mentioned liking Seinfeld in The Sitcom Thread, so I thought of letting you all know that this thread exists. I hope it somehow gets bumped as much as it did on the old ETS. I'd also like to think that it still aged well. I also like to imagine what else they could've came up with in the laptop, smart-phone, and social networking age.

@kleiner352 (http://www.echoingthesound.org/community/member.php?u=4417) - The Seinfeld thread's this way. I almost forgot to let you know about it altogether. :)

@elevenism (http://www.echoingthesound.org/community/member.php?u=2475) - In case you were ever wondering where the Seinfeld was, here it is. :)

PQHooligan
12-01-2011, 01:42 AM
I never watched the show when it aired, but I downloaded a bunch of "must see episodes" and so far I enjoy!

GoodSoldier333
12-01-2011, 11:42 AM
I never watched the show when it aired, but I downloaded a bunch of "must see episodes" and so far I enjoy!

MUST watch 'The Bris'

Deepvoid
09-20-2013, 12:09 PM
Granted it was not laughing out loud all the time funny, but I freaking loved watching this before going to bed. It's so casual and funny in general.
You're bound to find something that you will relate to.

marodi
09-20-2013, 12:20 PM
Seinfeld will always be relevant one way or another because it was mostly about people interaction. This doesn't change much over time. There always will be something to relate to in the show.

There will always be a Soup Nazi somewhere.

Halo Infinity
09-20-2013, 12:32 PM
Or the mohel. It's hilarious in The Bris... but in real life... oh FUCK NO! I saw him as a second place character to the Soup Nazi as far as pissy and freaked out characters go. :p

And yes, there are so many relatable things from that show. I also got a better understanding of that when I learned that Jerry Seinfeld was an introvert in real life too.

mfte
09-20-2013, 12:44 PM
https://twitter.com/SeinfeldToday

Space Suicide
09-20-2013, 01:26 PM
I can honestly say I've tried watching this show over two dozen times with random episodes under my belt and I still fail to see what all the fuss is about. Not my kind of show I guess.

henryeatscereal
09-20-2013, 03:22 PM
Who told you to put the Cheese on...?
...did i tell you to put the Cheese on...?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=29fa0Gj8oww

Halo Infinity
09-20-2013, 03:37 PM
That just reminded me of the time that motherfucker Kramer dropped the balm. (Yeah... it's a corny attempt at a NIN pun, and I couldn't find a clip of just that moment on YouTube.) Just skip to the 1:58 mark. :p


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oeILGuXj-ds

henryeatscereal
09-20-2013, 03:39 PM
^That reminds me of this awkward moment...

http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lhpc4ou2BZ1qhx1qdo1_500.png

The Maestro is awesome!

Self.Destructive.Pattern
09-20-2013, 07:16 PM
I've literally seen every episode at least ten times. This show aged wonderfully and is still being aired on at least 3 different channels.

Halo Infinity
09-20-2013, 09:05 PM
@marodi (http://www.echoingthesound.org/community/member.php?u=125)

It's all too real. Just replace phone machine with Facebook, or any online community for that matter. :p


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5W8K9SMI9Fk

The show is very spot-on for jokes based on introversion as he sometimes pokes fun at small talk in some of his bits.

This bit from the pilot is one of the many bits/moments that sold me on this show. When you're out, you also want to get back, and it also makes fun of the scavenger hunt you'd have to go through for some people whenever you go out some place with them. I also liked the intro they had for it too.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mIbdJi0MQCA

And he also points out how funny and awkward small talk can be in an office setting in The Revenge. Oh yeah, the concept of living well as a form of revenge doesn't work well in a Charles Bronson film. That was one of my most favorite bits from the early seasons. :p


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dGZ2HT5nXVU

Jinsai
09-20-2013, 10:08 PM
I loved the show, but Jerry always seemed like such a massive tool when I watched interviews with him. The worst was that round table discussion "Talking Funny" where he was chatting with Louis CK and Chris Rock, and he just came across like an arrogant smug dick the whole time.

Doesn't take away from the show though. He can be a jerk all he wants I guess, the show is still good... The Contest is maybe the funniest sitcom episode ever.

Wretchedest
09-20-2013, 10:34 PM
I loved the show, but Jerry always seemed like such a massive tool when I watched interviews with him. The worst was that round table discussion "Talking Funny" where he was chatting with Louis CK and Chris Rock, and he just came across like an arrogant smug dick the whole time.

Doesn't take away from the show though. He can be a jerk all he wants I guess, the show is still good... The Contest is maybe the funniest sitcom episode ever.

of course I love this show, but your right about Jerry being an enormous douche.

I shot him for a documentary about a Porsche Car Convention. See, Jerry has an enormous collection of very rare and expensive porsches. he brought this collection to a Porsche Convention in Monterey, and since most of the companies I freelance for cover anything major like this I tagged along.

I didn't actually get to talk to him though, as I'm just the technician. My producer asked "Jerry, can I ask you two questions." *half a minute later* "ok you've had your two questions I'm off now" "how about one more?" "no, no I'll take you on your word..."

the extra question would have taken, what, another minute of his time? to help our petty little doc? Pretty lame. It's unusual behavior. most people as big as him will stop and give you the time you need, but this stood out to me because it wasn't even much we asked for.

Self.Destructive.Pattern
09-21-2013, 04:29 AM
What I also like is that you can literally relate to almost every everyday thing that happens in your life. "Shopping carts with one bad wheel".. Love it :)

Halo Infinity
09-26-2013, 04:37 PM
@Jinsai (http://www.echoingthesound.org/community/member.php?u=272) @Wretchedest (http://www.echoingthesound.org/community/member.php?u=107) - I totally get what you're both saying. Even though I understand Jerry Seinfeld not really wanting to to really stop and chat and Jerry being an introvert on top of that, there always seemed to be better ways for him to handle it, considering he wasn't given any real trouble or danger at all. And of course, as a celebrity, you have to roll with the punches and expect people to naturally be curious, and inclined to ask you questions, and sometimes privacy is obviously never an option. I also see how he wasn't approached aggressively or disrespectfully, so I could actually admit how that could very-well be a dick move on his part, even though I'm a huge fan of him and his show. I could also see how he could come across as arrogant and smug too. For all I know, it could be part of the way he jokes around and exchanges banter in a conversation.

Wretchedest
09-26-2013, 04:42 PM
Well, im a huge fan of him and his show. Im a fan of Tool and Nine Inch Nails. I like the Beatles, Stanley Kubrick... Etc.


But all of those things have something in common: in spite of their immense artistic talent they are all notorious assholes and sometimes hypocrates. Can they be blamed? Probably not always. Does it affect my opinion of their work, mostly no. But in the case of Maynard and Jerry and many others i think the reputation is well earned. Artists can be huge douche bags an we just have to accept it.

Also i justvthink that collecting porsches, any car really but porches especially, inherently implies that you're an enormous asshole.

Halo Infinity
09-26-2013, 05:13 PM
Oh the flip-side though, I'm sure they've also had many shitty encounters/experiences with some fans/paparazzi as well. (Like Trent did with fans, or so-called fans that heckled him during Hurt.) In those cases, I don't fault any of them for that. This is kind of why I'm sometimes in the camp that thinks it's sometimes better off to never meet your "idols" or "heroes". You never know sometimes. Plus... I wouldn't really have that much to say, or anything at all.

Halo Infinity
09-27-2013, 11:18 AM
I thought I'd also get back into the swing of posting some actual clips of the show. Anyway, aside from The Switch being one of my favorite episodes, I just loved the jazz music in this particular scene.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FqvBLQfTaB4

This episode was one of those episodes that easily reminded me of elementary school through high school. (As I know what it's like to suck at comebacks.)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YLjxp_86dKs

And the way Jerry hung up on telemarketers were one of the moments that got me into the show.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QRh1CMC3OVw


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uB258V4lzuk

And this is by far one of my most favorite moments of George screwing up his chances at gaining any intimacy with a woman.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-skZx5liyaM

hobochic
09-27-2013, 05:39 PM
Aside from liking the show, and agreeing that Jerry might come across as an asshole, I kinda like him for being an aloof cunt.
His speech on awards and celebrity bullshit might be the best thing he's ever done:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8u-dxn8IgQo

SM Rollinger
09-27-2013, 08:40 PM
Back when this was on the air, my Mom and Grandma (RIP, both of them,) watched this show religiously, but i never understood it up until about 3 or 4 years ago.

Self.Destructive.Pattern
09-28-2013, 01:03 AM
I was about 8 when this show came on the air, and I remember seeing it on the television all the time because my mom would put it on as she was cooking. All I can remember is that I could tell it was a grown up show, but even as I got older I never payed attention to it until my mom got me into it when I was in 12th grade. Ever since then like I said above.. I now have all the DVD sets including the limited pressed seasons 1,2 and 3 box set along with the rest.. I have seen every episode at least 20 times and that is literal lol.
http://i600.photobucket.com/albums/tt82/fearlessflyer1986/Pics/seinfeld.jpg (http://s600.photobucket.com/user/fearlessflyer1986/media/Pics/seinfeld.jpg.html)

Halo Infinity
10-06-2013, 01:26 PM
Some of my favorite episodes were the ones that pointed out work-related things in plots pertaining to work. Seinfeld could've easily been an "office" sitcom of its own if that's what they wanted to go with. I actually like watching them on Sunday afternoons or Monday evenings.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TF5gDTA9zGM

The Barber was another favorite of mine. It must've been one of the most awkward job-related plots for George ever.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OBonIYiXoNc

Oh, and I can't seem to find a video of the moment where George thought of just managing to work there without realizing whether he has the job or not, with Jerry asking him if he'd be embarrassed walking away with "his tail between his legs". George just shrugs it off, and Jerry said something like, "Oh, I forgot who I was dealing with here."

But I don't think any of George's predicaments from not getting along with work has ever topped this moment.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jlIMmuMQozc

And I also liked his bit on revenge at the end of The Revenge. I also know it's all mixed up here, but it's obviously difficult/impossible to find full episodes on YouTube.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dGZ2HT5nXVU

henryeatscereal
10-06-2013, 01:29 PM
Lost in the parking garage, anyone?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Aewv48YT_Y

Halo Infinity
10-06-2013, 06:32 PM
Lucky seven, or not. It's even more funny knowing that George thought Mickey was a ridiculous name, yet stuck up for Soda and Seven. :p


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NRUdaWZ4FN0

I always liked door humor too. Kramer got owned.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GRhCVARzTcM

And Newman going King Solomon up in his apartment. :p


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wsbgwNe4Rv4

And yeah, if you see me on ETS for a bit too long... that's clearly Night Guy. :p


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W-Cz-LK16g4

slave2thewage
07-18-2014, 04:19 PM
This show epitomises everything I hate about "American humor". Sorry to be a Debbie Downer.

Now, 30 Rock - THAT was a funny show.

kleiner
07-18-2014, 07:00 PM
I was just watching Seinfeld and still love it to death; I've been meaning to get into Curb Your Enthusiasm for ages and just haven't gotten to it. Thanks Kris for mentioning me here! It's one of the few shows that if someone has it on, I can't help but sit and watch it.

nothing8
07-18-2014, 07:54 PM
Damn I love this show. It literally is a guide to most of the dumb pointless shit that happens in life. I've watched every season at least 10 times from start to finish, and that's not including me growing up watching the show every now and then. I feel like Curb Your Enthusiasm is like a fresh set of Seinfeld episodes with a bunch of cameos, which is also pretty cool.

botley
07-18-2014, 10:19 PM
It goes a little deeper than that, as this brilliant Chuck Klosterman essay (http://www.buzzfeed.com/chuckklosterman/if-stalin-had-a-ping-pong-table) points out.

Halo Infinity
08-27-2014, 04:33 PM
henryeatscereal - I also thought that you might've liked to see this. :)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uh7Yru3cHoA

henryeatscereal
08-27-2014, 04:58 PM
How weird is to see Lynch introducing Jerry

Art Vandelay
03-01-2017, 05:25 PM
Check out my user name, of coarse I'm a Seinfeld fan, I was hooked after the first time I saw "The Contest" of coarse now I have seen every episode a billion times. Luckily for me I work with a bunch of other Seinfeld fans and there is a Seinfeldism for every situation in life, if only I had somebody in my life named Newman.
The show has aged well, however it is weird watching them using old telephones and answering machines and not cell phones and texting.
I love all the characters on the show especially the secondary ( Georges parents and Newman) and minor characters like Kenny Bania. I have often wondered if the characters on the show were real people in real life which ones I'd be friends with, the easiest answer to that question would be Jerry he seems like the easiest to get along with, I think I could be friends with George as well but Kramer NO WAY. Kramer is hilarious on television but he would drive me crazy in real life.

Art Vandelay
03-03-2017, 11:58 PM
It was employee appreciation day today at work, one of our managers brought Krispy Kreme donuts to work for everybody believe it or not because everybody at work is on a health kick not too many people had them so later on in the day they took the donut box and placed it on top of the garbage can because it wouldn't fit inside. One of the girls we work with took a donut from the box after we put it on top of the garbage can. We now call her "Costanza" and I think the nickname is going to stick.

Art Vandelay
03-06-2017, 01:57 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L-Gs3CaL1o8


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i6tb7gnr4kI

kleiner
03-06-2017, 02:58 PM
It was employee appreciation day today at work, one of our managers brought Krispy Kreme donuts to work for everybody believe it or not because everybody at work is on a health kick not too many people had them so later on in the day they took the donut box and placed it on top of the garbage can because it wouldn't fit inside. One of the girls we work with took a donut from the box after we put it on top of the garbage can. We now call her "Costanza" and I think the nickname is going to stick.

I hope that she ate it with a fork and a knife

Halo Infinity
03-07-2017, 06:16 AM
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5onjOrNwU9g


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GRePqe-R8nw

@elevenism (http://www.echoingthesound.org/community/member.php?u=2475) - Again, I had no idea you liked Seinfeld. Thanks for telling me and well, good to know. :)

Art Vandelay
03-07-2017, 04:58 PM
The office I work out of is filled with Seinfeld fans, except for our main office assistant she has never seen Seinfeld or Curb Your Enthusiasm, so she doesn't get all the jokes and references that get thrown around in the office.
Last summer we had an intern and he got the internship because he made a joke in the interview that referenced Seinfeld with one of our managers who is also a Seinfeld fan. The entire summer we called him "Darren" in fact a lot of us didn't even know his real name. When his internship was over we were asking "what happened to Darren?" our manager said "Darren is going away for a long time" which we all replied "HELLO!!!!! LA LA LA" from the same episode. Our office assistant thinks we are all nuts and deranged. After every weekend she asks us if we watched any movies we always say I saw "Deathblow" or "Rochelle Rochelle" or "Sack Lunch" and she says "Is that a Seinfeld reference? You guys are sick" as we are all cracking up.

piggy
05-23-2017, 12:11 AM
Major fan right here. I have the whole series on DVD and I own a Vandelay Industries t-shirt. I can quote anything from the show and can instantly recognize single-episode Seinfeld actors when they appear on other shows.

imail724
05-23-2017, 08:38 AM
can instantly recognize single-episode Seinfeld actors when they appear on other shows.Dunno if you watch Twin Peaks, but if you do there will be a lot of that. "Oh shit its the braless wonder!" "Oh shit its the cable guy!" "Oh shit its Mr and Mrs Ross!"

piggy
05-23-2017, 11:05 PM
Oh, absolutely. I love how many Seinfeld alums are in Twin Peaks. There's lots of them on M*A*S*H and Murder, She Wrote as well.

Space Suicide
05-23-2017, 11:33 PM
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CPLo4H_UAAEXLSz.jpg

Winner

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